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RE: International standards for various forms of profile data

From: <David_Possin@i2.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 17:11:01 -0500
To: Merle Tenney <Merle.Tenney@corp.palm.com>
Cc: cbrown@xnetinc.com, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF84D55D26.534535C2-ON86256AB8.0078B08D@i2.com>

Thank you for the AFD link, it really has a excellent demonstration of 
address formats. I already am on the grcdi list, but they are fully 
focused on addresses and other mailing issues. It was a good reference for 
our last wave of i18n implementation.

Merle, now tell me why a waitress at the Octoberfest, who has been married 
for 40 years and can serve at least 15 full one-liter glasses at once, is 
still addressed as "Fräulein"? She is definitely 200% female and not a 
neuter .... but she might neuter you.


Merle Tenney <Merle.Tenney@corp.palm.com>
08/30/01 04:36 PM

        To:     "'Carl W. Brown'" <cbrown@xnetinc.com>, David_Possin@i2.com
        cc:     www-international@w3.org
        Subject:        RE: International standards for various forms of profile data

There is mailing list at groups.yahoo.com called "grcdi" that is perfect 
for this kind of question.  They discuss international data management 
issues, such as names, titles, addresses, postal codes, phone numbers, 
etc. as they are used around the world.  It is mostly monitored by people 
who have to sanitize, standardize, and merge international contact 
databases and people who put up international web forms to gather this 
information in the first place.  They have a real bead on these kinds of 
While I'm on the topic, let me suggest an interesting URL to get a feel 
for the different requirements for international address formats (and 
name, title, and company formats) in use around the world:
And here are some good links for general addressing issues:
Note to Carl: The *German word* for girls is neuter; *German girls* are, I 
promise you, 110% female.  If you woke up next to one who was neuter, then 
I'm guessing you had way too much to drink at Octoberfest !   :-)
Merle "Smart Ass" Tenney
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